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Have I given us all bilharzia?

I'm currently in West Africa. Yesterday I bought fish from the market. The fish in the market is sold live from big basins of water, it's killed, gutted, scaled and chopped in front of the buyer. It's supposed to be sourced from the local fishery but some vendors do cut corners, raise their own fish in ponds, etc. When cooked, the fish had several little black balls, like poppy seeds, just under the skin. One or two (or three or four) were deeper into the flesh. What could those have been? Of course I'm now thinking they were tiny parasitic snails and we're all doomed. Can anyone with a working knowledge of tropical parasites and food safety venture a guess here?
posted by glasseyes on Feb 4, 2016 - 5 answers

LAZURASNAIL: What happened to the British Museum's revenant mollusc?

In the mid-1800s, a snail spent years glued to a specimen card in the British Museum before scientists realized it was still alive. What became of this snail? Help me solve a scientific History Mystery, AskMe! [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Jul 1, 2015 - 17 answers

Are you a snail savant? I have questions! (NON-foodie edition)

So, we seem to have many snails in our outdoor area lately, and I've been observing them and have many questions... [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Mystery giant glass bottle in garden?

Can you tell me what this large glass jar found in my rented house's garden might be used for? [more inside]
posted by dougmoon on Aug 12, 2011 - 19 answers

What's eating my plants?

Something is eating the plants in my garden. I don't know what it is or how to stop it. Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by celerity on May 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)?

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 13, 2010 - 1 answer

Not exactly escargots

Where can I find live snails in London or not very far away? [more inside]
posted by lucia__is__dada on Aug 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Snail Mail

Snails keep getting into my letterbox and nibbling on my mail! But despite this being a BIG annoyance, I don't want to kill them... just deter them from going in there. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 15, 2008 - 17 answers

Bringing up baby... snails.

How can I tell if the hundreds of tiny (tip-of-a-pencil) baby snails on my porch are alive? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Jun 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Friend, foe, or escargot?

Help me identify this garden snail, please? Most of the info I've found on garden snails is centered on the Pacific Northwest & California. I'm in Philly, and am unsure as to what varieties of snails are common on the east coast. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on May 24, 2008 - 3 answers

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